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About The Alliance-independent. (Lincoln, Nebraska) 1892-1894 | View Entire Issue (April 13, 1893)
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In the west. It Is especi
ally valuable as a means
of reaching ?he farmers.
Its circulation is as laree
in Nebraska as the cir
culation of all the "farm
Give The Allianci
Indkpendknt a trial if
you want good results.
Six Great Acts That Will Become (His
torical Achieved by the 23d
POPULISTS DESERVE THE CREDIT.
They Originated and Pushed Through
the Important Measures nd In
vestigations of the Session.
A Brief Review.
If one were to estimate the work of
tne legislature just ciosea Dy me num
ber of bills which have become laws,
he could not do otherwise than conclude
that it had been a very idle body indeed.
work by the importance of those bills
and by what it has done outside of the
passage of bills, he would conclude tbat
It has been a very busy body; and that
i Its labors will be of more practical
J) benefit to the people of Nebraska than
r those of any of its predecessors not
excepting that of 1891.
True the people have not gotten all
they asked for. They asked for the
Iowa rate law, and got instead a 20 per
cent horizontal reduction. They asked
for a usury bill and a stock yards bill
and got neither.
But I take it that this is a good motto:
"If you can't get what you want, take
what you can get." And when we con
sider tbat no party bad a? majority in
either houso, and that there was a
monopoly senate and a republican
governor to deal with, I don't think
that anyone can justly complain of the
23d Nebraska legislature.
There have been six great acts by
the present legislature, all of which
will hec.nma historical. TtafiV are:
First The organization of the legis
lature by a combination of populists
Second The election of a populist
United States senator. "'
Third The investigations into the
manner of conducting the various state
Fourth The impeachment of various
state officers as a result of such investi
gations. Fifth The passage of the freight
Sixth The cutting down of the ap
An v one of these acts is enough to
lend a certain renown to any legislature
and all of them combined should lend a
halo of glory to this particular session
so long as Nebraska shall remain a
All of these acts are due to the popu
list members. All at some stage or
another were opposed by the republican
Now for the proof. As to the first
"Jnnd socond of those acts, they were of
course due to the populists and demo
crats. Nothing farther need be said
on those points.
Third As to the investigation of
state Institution: In each cae the
motion to appoint investigating com
mlttets was made by a populUt and
such committees were compot d largely
W. L. Grrene, who was the examining
attorne in the cell-house investigation,
i and E. C. Bewick, who did the irrvater
V tr of the work of Investigating the
Lincoln lnana asylum, are both popu-
Hits. After the committer had dune
their work, the majority of r publtcaa
on the floor of the houa tought sue a
nouly again! adopting part of their
reports and many republicans fought
against adopting any part of thra.
IVurth The linprachoient refla
tion wer fathered la all by potu
IUU and puhed through Ui a sux'fut
l taisuiaatioa tv lhta Th tas.lg up
I Of on rvlUoa was dvfttated by
' republican voir and nearly ail th
rlub leans twi4 a;alat th firt n
Intioa k'tiklef toward the ai.4aliuat
it an ntavniutit e.nltu. It wm
oaly aiKr sum oAivr thwl
at4 that Uy il)iht kat atnalllat
rMil lia it!IUoa d't4 down la aav
r mm wivw P"""-
, al thu vt w ia
Unas did II tiftdvf mwi proivtt
lata livlg nlrU bill was okrkv
All but two of them in the home voted
to substitute a farcical nonentity in
place of it, and after they were defeated
in that, z'J ol them voted against it on
final passage. In the senate all but two
of them voted against it and used every
means lair or foul, Known to parllamen
tary practice, to defeat it. When the
bill finally passed in the senate it did
so over the written protest of eighty
five percent of the republicans of that
Sixth Most of the republicans in
the house and all the republicans in
the senate voted against the cut in the
appropriations. All of the republicans
and most of the democrats in the senate
voted lor an increase oi nearly hail a
million in the appropriations. It was
only because the bouse threatened to
leave the etate without money for the
next two years that these people came
to their senses and receded from their
demands. In almost everv case dodu
lists in both bouses voted for all the
cuts and against all the increases in ap
Therefore I say thai the six great
acts achieved by the legislature which
has just closed were achieved mainly
by the populist members, and never
would have been heard of had it not
been for them. Never did we have a
truer body of men than the immortal
5440 representatives and 14 senators.
When I speak about the republicans,
however, I do not wish to be under
stood as castiag any reflections on such
men as Keckley and Haller in the
house and ClarKe in the senate. I am
merely talking about the majority of
republicans the controlling majority
of the party.
I judge a party by the action of a
majority of its representatives. Ap
plying this criterion to the case in
point, I would call the republican party
a thoroughly monopoly party opposed
to reform; the people's party, a thor
oughly anti-monopoly party in favor of
reform: and the democratic nartv a
sadly divided party, with a leaning per
haps toward the anti-monopoly senti
ment. Judging by the past I do not Fee h&w
the people can hesitate long in decid
ing who are their friends and who their
enemies. The twenty-third session of
the legislature would show that pretty
clearly to a blind mas
The future of the new party grows
brighter- Step by step we are achiev
ing our work. Day by day our princi
ples become engrafted in the minds of
men. Year by year our enemies are
being shown forth in their true colors.
Across the mountain tops of the
future shines the sun of promise. Above
the storm of defeat and disaster is set
the rainbow of hope.
In the fullness of time all things are
made right. Our principles are just.
They will triumph. Let every man be
true to himself and the cause.
Behind us are the flesh-pots of Egypt,
but ahead is the promised land. We
are now in the wilderness, but after a
time deliverance must come. Our
principles will succeed, industrial
slavery will be ended, and humanity
wm lane a step forward.
J. A. Edgkkton
A large crowd turned out to
ratify Weir's victory on last Friday
evening. First came a very respecta
ble parade, then speaking music and
singing from the grand stand on the
wtitonice square. Unfortunately the1
joint convention to impeach Benton
and Leese met the same evening at the
state house, hence the members of the
legislature were absent from the rati
fication. Mayor Weir made the prln
clpul speech of the evening.
The April Arena contains a strong
paper by Hamlin Garland on "The Fut
ure of Fiction." Dr. Alfred Russell
Vi.Hwmj writ on tho Wac Worker
and how he may be delivered from the
social quagmire. W. I. McCraeken
dlscuwes "How the Initiative and Kef
erendum May bo Introduced Into our
Government." Kva McDonald YaWti
appears in a striking paper on ' The
Tenement Houno Quttt)Jn In No
York." Kev. timrg I-orimer writ
on "Authorily In ChrUtlanlty, and
Mr. Flower uUcuwh'S at length "The
Ilurnlng and I.VBchlog of Negroes tn
th South." Other paren of Interval
la this nucnbvr ar by li. F. fader
wxkI, C'a!herln l'olldtf, Cheater A.
Hoed, lUtra F 8lrrtl and Allen
We have just received a copy f this
yeai'a cataUiguo uf the Wlllwr II.' Mur
ray t'arriatfn and HarneM manufactory
uf CtnclanatU, Oht-v It U a tn-auiy
an4iuarrajr tf the di!Tvsrat arttuUs
if their aaaufaetur la simply h
wilder n. Th hou stand la the
front rank la their Ilia,
WnrM jo4 writ to eaa f wur adrar
tlr, h auia tn ata,o TlIK All.!
tdht Ike ou4 In ta furalmr aid
kitwh(tj fU aiirrnt of liMf X
Hnata at li'.' IW Ntla ui(atk
H. ,ni tU Bad tff iklef la
lialr lla f Ua btl auaJil aiut rkaaiv.
at I'lW ei tpeUlly U4 tvw tuSU,
LINCOLN, NEB., THURSDAY, APKIL 13, 1893.
INDEPENDENT MEMBERS ENDORSE
The Alliance. Independent for its Course Dur
ing the Fast Session, and Recommend
it to the
Lincoln, Nebr., April, 1, 1893.
We, the independent members of the legislature, take pleasure
in commending The Alliance-Independent for the fair and just
treatment it has accorded us during1 the present session; for its
able advocacy of ihe various reform measures that have been be
fore the legislature; for its able fight for the election of an indepen
dent to the United States senate, and f6r its fearless exKsures of
fraud and corruption in high places.
And we further take pleasure in recommending The Alliance
Independent to all members of the Farmers' Alliance, and the
People's party, as an able advocate of the principles of the reform
movement, and one which is worthy of support and confidence.
Edward Krick, Kearney county
W. F. Porter, Merrick,
E. A McVey, Clay,
Wm. Schelp, Platte, "
J. M. Dimmick, Franklin, "
John Stevens, Furnas, "
Julius Smith, Richardson, "
Fred Newberry, Hamilton,
L. H. Suter, Antelope, "
S, Fulton, Harlan, "
W. A. McCutcheon, Boone, "
J. O. Lynch, Dawson, , "
L. G. Ruggles, Chase, "
C, W. Beal, Custer, "
J N. Gaffin, Speaker, Saunders
W. A. Saunders, Saunders,
S, Packwood, Antelope,
J. N. Campbell, Nance,
H. G. Stewart, Dawes,
J. P. Mullen, Holt,
G. N, Smith, Buffalo,
THE CITY ELECTION.
Reaulta oft Last Week's Election in
On Monday evening the city council
canvassed the vctes oast at last Tues
day's election. The results are as
- Weir (ind) is elected over Graham
(rep) by 142 votes. Hawley the prohi
bition candidate got 247 votes.
Stephenson, the present city treasurer
was re-elected over Leavitt (ind and
deml bv 642 votes. Bowen (rep) de
feated Jordan (ind) by 1323 for city
Brown, one of the people's candidates
for the excise board, was elected by a
plurality of 2Mt, but Hargreaves the
other candidate, was defeated by Burr
(rep) by 24 votes. Brown and Weir,
however.' will control the police force.
On the school board N. C, Brock, (rep)
andC. J. Ernst and Laurence Fossler
(nonDartisan) were elected.
The republicans elected a councilman
in every ward except the first which
was carried by O'Sheo. a democrat J.
C. McCarzer the people's candidate In
that ward made a brave fight and poll
lng 17U vctes.
The ,,lea Moltiea" W ire Heel.
In another column will be round an
advertisement of a little contrivance
wh!ch we bollov will be appreciated
hv the farmer who hive more or leu
barbed wire to handle, and we venture
the prediction that the fumlllar sUht
of mon and boys rolling or unrolling
that troublesome article on stick
board or barrel with hand and
cloth- scratched and toraj-wlll soon
fade Into a dim ivooilectln. Th rl
I manufactured by the l Mulno
Kiualler Co of IKi Molne. Iowa, the
tame coiupanv which manufacture the
celebrated IK Malm KiuaHi!r,
(four horc for binder), which U sn
iovlnir such an extenlve sale, U I
made sxtally to carry the pKl
which alway go with rUil wlr,
(which imm)I at of uniform Uo, vU.
13 Inche). Fattening n'curely la any
agon bs, II caa t Ih1 v th
end fat or at th !d of Ihe wagon,
atXHirding kt demand of the Halo,
A the eirmlr cheap, strottg
and altogether dtrahl w ka no
doubt they will niwl Uhth favor
thy Uk'wrve, an4 Indeed th eotnptny
riatu thai lhir ! ar uat
Uly lar,1, itollthudtag th fail
thai they ha only fca oit th r
at for a few moath.
1 mm aMMlMl I ai .
!alrutir Wfcat th to!d!r
la het a JMt
HoUir daa't ka.
IittrwKrYtt lew ).
leaaty, that ha le ol ltr 4 a i.
Butlaly f r kU va)Uv
vlththa ri flsii Ui.aa-
G.C. Lingenfelter, Cheyenne
Philo. Ford, Gosper,
W. J. Iiwm, Platte.
George Horst, Polk, "
E. Soderman, Phelps, "
J. Bi Farnsworth, Keya Peha, "
J. D. Woods, Sheridan, "
Chas. G rammer, Howard, "
S. M. Elder, Clay,
P. H. Barry, Greeley, "
H. R. Henry, Holt;
Austin Riley, Webster, "
P. B. Olson, Saunders, "
A. J. Scott, Buffalo,
J. JI. Darner, Dawson,
J: E. Harris, Nemaha,
L. L. Johnson, Clay,
W. M. Gray, Valley,
Wm. Dysart, Nuckolls,
T. F. McCarty, Howard,
lloaated the Stock.
Lincoln, April 11.
A fire which cleared the buildings
from over a quarter of a block, broke
out shortly after midnight last night
It started in the livery barn of Sanders
Lillard, 325 North Ninth street and was
first seen by Captain Sphtin of the night
police, by its reflected light He
gave the alarm, and in a very short
time the entire fire department waa
bard at work trying to confine the blaze
within its original proportions.
Lillard's barn, which was just north
of the alley, fronting on the market
square, was ablaze from end to end be
fore anything could be done. Adjoin
ing it on the north was the little grocery
of Mrs. Schaaa, a daughter of Mr. Polsky,,
and of course it caught immediately.
Next to this waa the blacksmith shop of
Charles Archer, then a small frame, oc
cupied by Charles Polsky with a junk
shop, and on the corner of R and Ninth
was the old "checkered barn."
In the rear of the stable were 33 head
of blooded Iloktein cattle juat shipped
herefrom Peoria, I1L, to be sold at
public auction. Every on perished la
th flame. They wer owned by Wai
ver liros., of Peoria,
Mr. Dohancms stock ootuiated of
about thirty-two head of hones, of
which three belonged to llargreavaa
Bros., on to Ed. Friend, on to Char lea
Keefer, twenty flv to W. 0. Duhanan
and two to the Heffner Stock company.
Th Ion of thi stock caa hardly be esti
mated, a so many cf th animal got
loo and ar roaming about, Mr. llo
hanan say that the liorwa which ba
Vid to !frfTrs Pro, ar undoubt
edly dnad, a U aU that which Ed.
Thar wer several valuabl stallion
Ul th Urn. but it tt nc4 though! that
any ef thaw war dealroyed. A orrl
UiUn and a black on war it, soon
afW th fir tUrlad, mating tracks ft
Et Uocolit and at hut account had
ol Uaa rapturvtL
Tit kul vahM f h ska.4 burn! la
Mbat th;A Watt.
Th f.;iolg U git tH a
ad aUlou if a suiuUr rf cva
trl th nxHpMHt luil.' of
iwd 1 itiVWO,OCui of tanad.
,f W,W,W03 ol ,M.00, Sl.IJiMW.O
af AuotrtlU, tMLtatiOi t IVrt
gU tt.iil.viu, even of Ifrautatk, ll.sj'V
MV vt h AfuttW tWwdar.
tk, I.SW.uuu.Ouoi f UrUu4.
ll.iMwv.uoVi of Nov way, l,4ia,(MM,.
t lire, ll.tiAovutWiv
PLEA IN ABATEMENT MAY BE MADE
By EzAndl(or Benton an Ex-Trea.
nrr IIII1-U III Tel the Court
JurUdlrtlon Over the
Ex lata Offl
Lincoln, April 11.
Chief Justice Maxwell, Justice Norval !
and Justice Post ascended the supreme
bench yesterday and convened as a court
of impeachment. It was the first time
such duties have devolved upon the
supreme court of Nebraska under the
state constitution of 1875 which was the
first constitution giving this court such
power. The court met to proceed with
impeachment proceedings instituted in
due form by the late legislature against
Secretary of State John a Allen, At.
torney General Hastings, Land Commla
sioner Humphrey, e-Treaurer Hill, ex
AuditorJBenton and ex-Attorney General
Leese. The three Incumbents together
with ex -Treasurer Hill wer represented
by John L. Webster of Omaha, J. E.
Webster ot Lincoln, M. L. Hay ward ol
Nebraska City and J. H. Droady of Lln-i
coin. JohnM. Stewart appeared for
Leese, and J. 'r. Ames and R. D. Stearns
appeared for kuditor Benton.
Represent dves C. D. Casper, P. H,
uarry anaGeurgeR. Cotton, appointed
Dy me legislature to prosecute, were
represented by Judge Pound of Lincoln,
Judge Doane of Omaha, and W. I
Greene of Kearney, on behalf of th
state. Several members of the legisla
ture were present
In reply to a query the court said
motions in the cases of Benton and
Leese had just been received.
Judge Doane said if plea in abatement
were entered he wanted a copy and
time to file such pleading as is necessary,
krobably a demurrer.
' John M, Stewart on behalf of ex-Attorney
General Leese, said his client had
not been served with notice. As far aa
his client was concerned no plea ia
abatement would be made.
John II. Ames spoke briefly for ex
Auditor Benton. R. D. Stearns also
spoke, closing by asking if it were pos
sible to get a copy of the evidence taken.
The court said it had no control of the
Chief Justice Maxwell then fixed
April 24 as the date of the main trial
Defendants Hill and Benton were given
leave to file plea by Monday next; de
fendants Hastings.Allen and Humphrey
to answer to the merits by a week from
next rid ay; defendants by attorneys
enter a general appearance; defendant
Leese to answer by Monday next
Pleas In abatement to be heard two
weeks frem yesterday and a hearing of
causes on the merits three weeks from
yesterday; copies of articles of im
peachment Of each party to be served
on him at the expense of the state.
The court adjourned until April 24.
(iKkeva, Neb., April 12. The
fiercest and moat tcrritlo wind storm
raged over this part of the country
that has been known for many years. I
The blowing of a continuous gale from!
tiie south kept lb air blinding full of
dust, dirt and cinders. Awnings
were torn down, signs and bulletin
biards doatroyed, vehicles turned
over and nearly everything that
was not well fastened waa mis
placed. It was otton not safe fot
persons to be out On of the small
brick pteacles on top of Fraternity
tempi was blown off, sum of th
brick falling la the pavement where
people wer palng, furtunalrly BO
on wa hit. lb larg plate f la la
th jewelry window of VYeodwerlh't
dry good tor wa smashed and sum
tlamagi don to th watches jolry
and tool. The gl from Mr. 'Pra
ters' mllUoerf stor wa eoniderabl
! tiff (IV II artHK.
a ('Iff. M, Afnl -lHI-R
), ., !, ?U Mp4 itttMtUf,
t Yftarkt Ufv4av ttiif
! ImwJ . hJpa.M iian l
I'M M llua ' St au h
4a. UK U i
- hawa awi i)tp4 iratiUa,
. m t . . .. .
- awa vwa4 t.llt MM
frtva rv4 it Hu W
a itai4 w iMitiir
Hwib tvr ) tt k a Ui kv' txosrax
The government own
ership of railroads and
That freight rates in
Nebraska be reduced c
a level with those in
force in Iowa.
The building by the
national government of
a great trunk line from
North Dakota to the
Gulf of Mexico.
LABOR IN THE SENATE "1
Th Decision Baaardlog Hallway T
ploy Hay Caa Vw Law.
Washuioton, April 13. The recent
decision of Judges Taft and Ricks ia
Ohio and Speer in Georgia in relation
to the rights and duties of railroad
employee came up in the senate yes
terday in connection with a resolution
instructing the committee on inter-state
commerce to inquire into that
and other subjects, and quite a
long and interesting debate resulted,
which bad not clotted when the senate
adjourned. The remarks of Senator
Gorman and Voorheea a to the effect
of those decisions being to convert
railway employes into serfs and galley
slaves were) criticized by Mr. Piatt as
intemperate and as merely intended to
excite the passion of the laboring men.
Mr. Fetter thought that Judge
Rlck'a recent dectaion, which had been
a good deal criticised by labor organi
sations, would be approved by them
when they came to understand better
ita scope and view it in all its fullness.
It was the first great judicial declara
tion of principle concerning the rela
tions betweenemployersand employes.
It was a declaration that the railroad
employe was as much a common car
rier aa the railroad president or the
railroad company. Judge Ricks' de
cision, Mr. Peffer believed, would lead
to the final adjustment of all the diffi
culties between the employes and em
ployers or carrying corporations.
Mr. Gorman said that one matter t9
be inquired Into was the recent de
cisions of United States judges, and
whether, in view of the interstate
commerce law and of the anti-trust
law, judges had a right to determine)
sot only what a railway employ
should do, but what he should not aa.
TheSe decisions Mere the first great
steps on the part of the judiciary to
make serfs ox men who were employed
by railroad corporations.
The recent judicial decision that
railroad employes might be restrained
by an order of the court might be fined
and imprisoned if they resigned their .
positions, was a most extraordinary
decision and one that had to be met as
the very threshold of the next congress.
It ought to be inquired into carefully
by men who had but one motive, ana
that to protect the interest of com
merce and that no injustice was don
to individuals, and that the courts of
the United States should not be armed
with powers as arbitratory as thoa of
the czar of Russia.
Mr. Vest said that Judge Speer ia
his decision had only affirmed what
very lawyer knew to be the common
law. He had decided that any con
tract or regulation in restraint of com
merce of the United States was abso
lutely void, tbat any engineer had a
right to give np his employment but
that when the association of locomo
tive engineers or any other association
or corporation undertook to make a
rule and to enforce it in restraint of
commerce, that rule was absolutely
Mr. Voorhees said that the most
dangerous question that the country
was asked to-day was the encroach
ment of corporate power of colossal
wealth against those who were help
lessly in its power and whom it wanted
to have chained to their labor aa
completely aa the galley slave waa
chained to his oar. This power
claimed that the railroad employ
was enlisted as a private soldier,
and if he left his post ho waa
to be punished as a deserter.
He had therefore felt It his duty to
introduce a resolution directing an in
quiry aa to what action might be nee
ssary for the better protection of th
laboring people of tho United SUtea
in their rights and for their greater
security from the encroachment of
corporate power. Nobody pretended.
Mr. Vorheea added, that a railroad en
gineer could leave hla engine, endan
rrln; a rain cf ears and endangering
the Uvea of paiutengera. But thai
tnat waa contemplated ia
tho interstate commerce law. Th
law said. In plain terms, that he could
not alone aud In an orderly way, sever
hUoonuectloa from a corporation; that
he wa enllated to stay and wa to b
punlabrd as a daaerter if he did not
Stay, lie thought that the eomotitt
on inter tat comnierc eould not b
better employed than in laveatigatiaf
this dangerous quoiln.
lUttR. Neb.. April It -.CiUaslv
pralrl fire during th past f
r4wl owr this rt if th country thai
ha ban know a fr many yr. Th
Uowliig a t'onUiiuou gal from th
south kpt tha sir biiuding full of duV
itltt and ctudtr. Aui war Mat
dun,giui and hulkUaborddU)d
vahtcla turitad 0( and ftaarty erj
Utiog thai wa not waU tauu4 waaj
inl4c4. It wm iftn no saf U
1wroa to Ui u, Uu ftlwmalf
ia k 4ol oa Up f utaitif
laatt w aa Uown ud. Svtai ef the bfk
faiUug h aMMal what ll'i
m kMAAiuf , KrtviMkly i vn wast
tut Xm Uf. )Uu xUa ia ih j airy
wkokw vt S.xwnrt) d(r U4 was
Sinaaaad and ou. du4 doo In th
waKh, kiw4ty ait I IumI. Th glaas)
Uotti o( air Tivw' imiUUmi
was riuktahly dAiu44 I
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